243RD UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
SOCIAL HOUR | OPEN WINE BAR
USMC BIRTHDAY DINNER
The United States Marine Corps Birthday Dinner is celebrated every year on 10 November, on that day in 1775 the Continental Marines were established. Although there are no official records of the event, it is believed the first official Marine Corps Birthday Ball was held in 1925 in Philadelphia. It was formalized throughout the Corps in 1925 by Commandant General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. For more on the history of the United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball, click here.
Messina Hof invites all veterans and those currently serving to join us in celebrating this historical tradition in honoring the Marine Corps.
Military Uniform: Evening Dress, Dress Blues or Service Alphas
Civilian Attire: Coat & tie for men; Equivalent for women